Local News Headlines, 18th July 2017

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Local News Headlines, 18th July 2017

A 32 year old man has a suspected broken arm following a truck rollover at St Lawrence. It's understood a six wheel truck carrying six men rolled on a dirt road yesterday morning when they were fixing fences and tree lopping. The Emu Park man has been airlifted to the Rockhampton Hospital.

While a stolen ute from Ooralea has been found ablaze off East Point road. Firies receiving the call at around 2:20 yesterday afternoon. They couldn't get the fire trucks to the scene so shovelled sand and beat it to put it out.

RACQ's revealed the top 10 worst intersections for serious crashes in Queensland and Mackay's topping the list. They say the intersection at Tennyson and Victoria Streets in Mackay. RACQ’s Renee Smith says there have been 9 serious crashes the intersection.

Whitsunday’s Mayor Andrew Wilcox is up in arms over the Category D funding. It's following officials approving a $58.6M package, far from the 220 million suggested by the State Government following cyclone Debbie tearing through.

While documents from the Justice Department say many applications are not eligible, claiming they're a blatant rort on the Australian Government's generous aid policies. In terms of the Shute Harbour Marina repairs, the department documents say there’s around $8.8M in damages but it's insured.

Half of the state’s wetlands have been assessed. 6 are in North Queensland and they're being studied as part of a major Queensland-first research project to protect the Great Barrier Reef. The baseline report should be released in September

LOCAL SPORT

The Mackay city Hawks AFL guys are celebrating a massive win over the Eastern Swans. The finished up on top by 63 points on Saturday in round 13 of the local comp.

While David Hando is celebrating after taking out the Pioneer Valley Pro-Am. He shot a 9-under par 63 to claim the win.

WEATHER

Mackay Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.

Whitsundays Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the morning and afternoon. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds.

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